The rise of platforms like Spotify and Apple Music promised to democratise the industry. But has anything changed for artists?
For a long time, there’s been an understanding within the Australian music industry: the playlisting choices of Triple J can make or break careers.
Two million listeners tune in weekly to the national youth broadcaster, the only station of its kind. This can have a big impact on the fanbase of any band or artist hoping to build audiences and tour beyond the major cities.